The services of the Physical Education and Sport Division can be categorized into programmes, rental of facilities, registration of sporting organizations, and Sport Grant funding.
The Community Sport Programme – Sport Administration Course The Community Sport Programme – Sport Administration Course seeks to promote good governance and develop well structured, operational, sustainable sport organizations through education. It will entail a series of educational workshops aimed at empowering communities and capacity building so that these groups are better equipped to form structures within their groups and aid in becoming self-sufficient and engaging in good governance practices thereby improving the sport environment in communities and the sport industry in Trinidad and Tobago.
Community Sport Programme – Caribbean Coaching Certification Programme This programme ensures that uncertified and/or new coaches and persons interested in sport coaching are certified on the fundamental aspects of sport development and general coaching principles. It is geared towards the optimal development of skills, competencies and capabilities of individuals responsible for the development of sport. This initiative is in keeping with Government’s Developmental/Vision 2030 pillar of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Pink Reign Campaign
The Ministry is a signatory to the Brighton Declaration- to increase involvement of women and girls in all sport at all levels and in all functions and roles. The Declaration is also aligned to the United Nations Resolution which require governments and agencies worldwide to provide women and girls with equal access to sport and physical activity. To this end, the Pink Reign Campaign is aimed at increasing the involvement and participation of women and girls in communities by providing opportunities to increase awareness and participation in the key aspects of sport and physical activity. This campaign entails four (4) main components: seminars and information Sessions via panel discussions and interviews; sport training sessions and competitions; races and health/fitness initiatives and challenges and a media campaign highlighting women and girls as well as promoting health and disease prevention.
Community Sport Programme – Certification Drive The goal of this project is to educate and certify practicing coaches through sport specific courses planned and administered by the National Governing Bodies of Sport. It seeks to develop the skills, knowledge and abilities of institutions and individuals working in and charged with overseeing the development of sport in Trinidad and Tobago.
Community Sport Programme
This programme will facilitate holistic community participation in sport utilizing knowledge and skillsets developed in courses previously provided by the Ministry and seeks to expand the reach of sport, making sport accessible and applicable to all groups and individuals within Trinidad and Tobago thereby generating interest to sustain participation in sport whilst supporting the goal of talent identification and the strategic objective of “Sport for Development”.
Elite Athlete Assistance Programme
In keeping with the National Sport Policy, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is committed to providing financial assistance to outstanding athletes, in support of their preparation for, and participation in international competitions. These athletes would have attained the qualifying international ranking determined by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee. Click here for more information.
RENTAL OF FACILITIES
The MSCD manages several sporting facilities which are used for a range of recreational purposes and sporting competitions. Click here to learn more about these facilities.
REGISTRATION OF SPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
In order to access funding and technical resources from the Ministry, sport-related organizations at community level must be registered. The registration system is simple. Just fill out the registration form, accompanied by the relevant documents about your organization. Your application will be assessed and if satisfactory, you will be issued a certificate of registration as a bona fide sport organization.
Your registration with the Ministry may assist in securing financial assistance from private entities, and entitles that organization to apply for grant funding, as well as request technical assistance with projects and programmes.
Ensure that it is correctly filled out and attach the required documents.
The entire application must then be submitted to the Division of Physical Education and Sport. You should receive a response on whether your application was successful within 10 working days. A certificate of registration will then be issued to your organization.
SPORT GRANT FUNDING
The Ministry provides Grant Funding to National Governing Bodies for sport, community groups and individuals in support of their plans, programmes and activities that foster sport development, facilitate athletic performance and engender a spirit of community living. Click here to learn more about our Sport Grant Funding.